Michael Steele, the Republican Party's gaffe-plagued national chairman, was scheduled to headline a luncheon in Minneapolis Wednesday hosted by the state GOP's Elephant Club.
The luncheon and reception at the Minneapolis Hilton has an admission fee, but appears to be mostly a recruiting tool for the Elephant Club. For $1,000 a year, contributors can become members ($500 for folks younger than 40).
The club is an offshoot of the state party that is, in its own words, "dedicated to turning Minnesota RED."
Amid reports that Donald Trump was in danger of not getting on Minnesota's presidential ballot, the Trump campaign says everything is in order and voters will have a chance to cast their ballot for him in November.
Interest groups spent less slightly money lobbying state government in 2015 than in the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.